Darkest day in history of Aruchal: NCP


Itagar, Jan 27: The tiolist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday termed imposition of President Rule as the darkest day in the history of Aruchal Pradesh.

Extending solidarity to the ruling Congress in the state, party’s women wing president Dr Fauzia Khan told reporters at Aruchal Press Club here that the party would protest the ‘haste’ decision of the Centre.

“The political situation in the state is very delicate and democracy has been sidelined,” she said adding, the party is with the Congress.

Criticizing Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa for his decision to prepone the assembly session as a result of which, the state plunged into a political crisis, Khan alleged that the governor had transformed the Raj Bhawan as the office of BJP. “This is no more a local issue but a tiol issue. If Raj Bhawan works as an office of BJP, it is very damaging for a democratic country,” she pointed out adding, the governor cannot summon an assembly session without consulting the council of ministers which is unconstitutiol.

“The governor is supposed to act on the advice of the council of ministers. But when he acts as a RSS agent, it is very destructive,” she added.

When her attention was drawn on the interl strife among the legislators of the ruling Congress which led to the crisis, Khan clarified that dissidence among the party MLAs was a different issue but dissidence activities being engineered by another political party had created chaos in the peaceful state.

When asked on the cases being subjudiced in the Supreme Court, the NCP leader said that the party would honour whatever judgement the court would pronounce.

            On her party’s stand if mid-term poll would be announced, Khan disclosed that political parties are always ready for any polls.

            On the Chakma-Hajong refugee issue that rocked the state in recent times, Khan disclosed that her party was not against granting citizenship to the refugees but oppose granting ST status to them.

            Flanked by NCP state unit president Gicho Kabak and vice president Nima Sangey Saling, Khan disclosed that her party was always stand for women and farmers empowerment.

Meanwhile, the state unit of BJP on Wednesday reviewed the current political situation of the state after imposition of President Rule.

The meeting chaired by party state unit president Tai Tagak welcomed the promulgation of Article 356 (1) in the state by the president Prab Mukherjee yesterday.

The meeting observed that the President rule was necessitated to end the long and unending political instability created by the ruling congress government in the state, party spokesman Techi Necha said in a statement here.

“The outgoing ruling congress has completely undermined the people’s mandate and indulging factiol infighting and rebellions at the cost of the state’s development and well-being of the people,” the party observed.

The party also rejected the allegations by the Congress leaders blaming the BJP on the current political situation.

“The BJP has no link with the dissidence activities with the ruling party and has nothing to do with the interl affairs of other political parties. Situations that led to promulgation of President Rule in the state are solely the creations of Congress Party as well as the state government only,” Necha said.

“The AICC could have resolved the crisis and stop further dissidence activities which, have been taking place for long time and it is the responsibility of the party high command, he added.

The party hopes that under the central rule, the Governor would initiate appropriate measures to contain corruption and fincial mismagement without comprising transparency and accountability.

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